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Abbreviations (common) – Common abbreviations or phrases that are not unique to the In Death books but may be of some use to readers of the series (Note: ID specific abbreviations can easily be found in the glossary or by typing the abbreviation into the 'search' function on the left):

AEdit

BEdit

CEdit

  • CO – Corrections Officer
  • COA – Course of Action
  • COD – Cause of Death
  • COS – Change of Shift
  • CP – Command Post
  • CT – Crisis Team
  • CYA – Cover Your Ass

DEdit

  • DAS – Dead At Scene
  • DB – Dead Body
  • D&D – Drunk and Disorderly
  • DD - Domestic Disturbence
  • DOA – Dead on Arrival
  • DOB – Date of Birth
  • DOC – Department of Corrections
  • DOD – Date of Death
  • DOS – Dead on Scene
  • DUI – Driving Under the Influence
  • DV – Domestic Violence
  • DWI – Driving While Intoxicated

EEdit

  • E and B - Explosives and Bombs (Division)
  • EMS – Emergency Medical Services
  • ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
  • EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

FEdit

  • FTA – Failure to Appear (in court)
  • FTP – Failure to Pay (court fine)
  • FUBAR – 'Fouled' Up Beyond All Recognition/Repair

GEdit

  • GOA – Gone on Arrival
  • GPS – Global Positioning System

HEdit

  • HQ – Headquarters
  • HUD – Heads-Up Display

IEdit

  • IAW – In Accordance With
  • IOU – I Owe You (a note of promised payment of a debt)

JEdit

KEdit

  • KIA – Killed in Action
  • KIT – Keep in Touch

LEdit

  • Lawyer Up – To ask for a lawyer to be present

MEdit

  • MD – Medical Doctor
  • MD – Mental Defective
  • ME – Medical Examiner
  • MIA – Missing in Action
  • ML – Media Liaison
  • MO – Modus Operandi (mode/method of operation)
  • MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
  • MP – Missing Person (or Military Police)

NEdit

OEdit

  • OD – Overdose
  • O/O – Order of Operations
  • op – Operation
  • OPSEC – Operational Security
  • OR – Own Recognizance

PEdit

  • PA – Prosecuting Attorney
  • Perp – Perpetrator
  • PKA – Previously Known As
  • PO – Parole Officer
  • Priors – Previous arrests

QEdit

  • QOA – Quiet on Arrival

REdit

  • Rap Sheet – Record of criminal arrests
  • RO – Restraining Order
  • ROE – Rules of Engagement
  • RP – Reporting Party (whoever called the police)
  • R&R – Rest and Recreation

SEdit

  • SAR – Search and Rescue
  • SITREP – Situation Report
  • SNAFU – Situation Normal All 'Fouled' Up (something went or is going wrong ... as usual)
  • SOP – Standard Operating Procedure
  • SOS – Same Old Shit (or, in Morse Code, it's a call for help, Save Our Souls)

TEdit

UEdit

VEdit

WEdit

  • Walk – To be released from custody (not charged with a crime)

XEdit

YEdit

Z Edit

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